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Butler-Pascoe, M.E. & Wiburg, K.M (2003). Technology and Teaching English Language Learners.
Pearson Education, Inc. Chapter 4: Using Technology to Teach Oral Communication Skills,
pages 102 to 109: Developing Pronunciation Skills


1. Give the name of the activity

a. Commonly-used Irregular Verbs

Listen and Repeat (song)

b. Pronunciation - Silent Letters




computer-lab-2.jpg2. Include the electronic address of each activity (link).

a. http://www.manythings.org/repeat/

b.http://esl.about.com/od/speakingenglish/a/silent.htm

3. Define the type of the activity

a. Listening / Speaking / Grammar / Pronunciation

b. Impoving pronunciation



4. Give the language level of the activity

a. This activity refers to intermediate level.

b. Higher level of English. This activity consists of a lot of vocabulary and students of lower levels

might have unknown words.




5. Describe the content of each activity: topic, type, language level,

interface, navigation, user friendliness, etc.

a. This is an activity for intermediate.head-phones.gif

Learn irregular verbs through music plus.

It is also one way to improve pronunciation

Easy to follow this exercise.

Navigation is simple.


b. Interesting activity and very easy to understand.

This activity is useful for all levels as pronunciation is

important and is taught from the first year of English.




6. Evaluate each activity in terms of its suitability to be used in a language class.

a. This activity is one of my favourite. Learning through music

helps the brain to save new info easily into the long term memory .

I have tried this with my students and they loved it.

Moreover, it makes the lesson more interesting.

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b. This activity is definitely suitacle to be used in class.

It would be more beneficial if students have their own

headset in order to practice their pronunciation with their own pace.

Sometimes students feel uncomfortable with pronounciation

and they need to study on their own.

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